Road trip from Auckland to Wellington

by Elisa Parry

Planning your road trip from Auckland to Wellington? Forget about taking the most direct route – it’s all about taking the most adventurous way! Here are a few RedBalloon experiences you should add to your travel itinerary on the way. 

Road trip from Auckland to Wellington

Auckland Harbour Bridge climb

Before you set off on your road trip why not begin with an adventure in Auckland? Take in the views of the city from the top of the Harbour Bridge! For those who are looking for the ultimate thrill – you can bungy off the bridge as well!

Gift an Auckland bridge climb or bungy.

Road trip from Auckland to Wellington

Learn to surf in the Bay of Plenty

Your first stop is the Bay of Plenty where you’ll enjoy a two-hour surf lesson at Mount Maunganui. You’ll be catching waves like a pro in no time.

Gift a surfing lesson.

Road trip from Auckland to Wellington

Hells Gate Reserve walk with a mud bath and sulpha spa

At this point in the road trip it’s time for a touch of luxury – and yes, this involves a lot of mud. Rotorua is famous for its geothermal mud baths. So it’s time to sit back, relax and take a sulphurous spa!

Gift a mud bath and sulpha spa.

Road trip from Auckland to Wellington

Jet boat ride at Huka Falls

Thought you were on a relaxing getaway? Think again! Get set for 30 minutes of super high speeds and 360 degree spins as you take in the sights of the Huka Falls.

Gift a jet boat ride at Huka Falls.

Road trip from Auckland to Wellington

Take a scenic flight over Napier

After a couple of days on the road, it’s time to take to the skies. Strap in and get set for takeoff as you enjoy a 20-minute scenic flight over Napier in a vintage open cockpit 1930’s Tiger Moth biplane.  

Gift a scenic flight.

Road trip from Auckland to Wellington

Taste buds tour of Petone  

Congrats, you’ve arrived at your destination! First things first, find out where the best coffee is in town. This tour will help you explore the hidden culinary delights in one of Wellington’s oldest settlements so you can make the most of café and bar hopping throughout your stay.

Gift a taste buds tour of Petone.

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